Ghana's only oil refinery shut after explosionStaff Writer | January 27, 2017
Ghana's only oil refinery, the Tema Oil Refinery, is shut after an explosion at a newly installed 5.8-million-euro crude oil heating unit, a senior union official said.
Oil production A senior union official:
"It was a damper failure. It failed to open to allow heat to escape through the chimney and that led to the explosion," one source said. "The new furnace is now scrap," said a union leader who declined to be identified.
The plant will restart after reconfiguration through a second furnace but output will drop to 30,000 barrels per day, the union leader said. ■